Announcement: Event Cancelled

Announcement: Event Cancelled

Announcement: Event Cancelled

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The biomedical research complex has been estimated to consume almost a quarter of a trillion dollars annually. Unfortunately, most of the effort is considered avoidable waste. Last year, the Lancet published a large series on ways to increase the value of the entire research process, from the relevance and priorities of the questions being asked to how the research was being designed, conducted and reported. Seventeen recommendations were made covering the main stakeholders, funders, researchers, academic institutions, regulators and journals to help improve the value of research, thus reducing the amount of waste.

This talk will provide an initial overview of the impact of this series, which has provoked several important discussions on these issues, and examples of individual initiatives already starting to happen. It will explore the work that needs to be done to ensure that all research is planned, conducted and reported to high standards so that it is of value to all, outlining possible ways forward to do so.

About the Presenter
Dr. David Moher is a Senior Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, where he holds a University Research Chair. Recently Dr. Moher was recognized twice as one of the most highly influential biomedical researchers: Thomson Reuters (The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds); and Boyack and colleagues (A list of highly influential biomedical researchers, 1996-2011. EJCI 2013;43:1339-1365).

Dr. Moher has a special interest in journalology (publication science) and ways to improve the quality of health research. He spearheaded the development of several reporting guidelines including CONSORT, PRISMA and PRISMA-P. Dr. Moher is associated with many journals; founding editor-in-chief of Systematic Reviews; a member of the advisory board for the International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication and a member of the EQUATOR Network’s steering group.